MC Lady Lash, 2017

Portrait of MC Lady Lash
Title:
MC Lady Lash, 2017
NFSA ID:
1533783
Year:
2017
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WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Crystal Clynne’s vocal technique ranges across hip hop, soul and jazz. She performs as spoken-word lyricist MC Lady Lash and the soulful diva Crystal Mercy.

Born Crystal Clyne Mastosavvas, her father is a Greek fisherman and her mother First Peoples Australian. As a Kokatha-Greek woman from Ceduna on South Australia’s West Coast, Crystal’s first EP as MC Lady Lash (Pearl, 2010) was featured in the ABC series Ready for This and she was awarded Redfern Records' 'Female of the Year' prize.

In 2012 she released the album Crystal Mercy: The Fisherman’s Daughter, leading to her receiving a Victorian Indigenous Performer Award for Most Promising Act and an Age Music Victoria Genre Award for Songlines Best Indigenous Act in 2013.

In 2017 Crystal commenced production of a documentary detailing her journey back to country. As Lady Lash, she returns to her place of childhood at Koonibba Mission, Ceduna and meets with Kokatha Elders for women’s business. The documentary is due for release in 2018.